The Most Beautiful Mountain Flowers in the Garden

05/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What is the most popular garden flower? Beautiful backyard flower gardens. What are the top 10 flowers? Beautiful flower garden pictures. What is the most beautiful exotic flower? Some flowers capture the imagination like…

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9 Flowers Hummingbirds Never Resist

04/27/2022 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What flowers are hummingbirds and butterflies most attracted to? Milkweed’s advantages to landscapes. What is a hummingbird’s favorite flower? What is the best hanging plant to attract hummingbirds? What shrubs attract hummingbirds? Lisa and…

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The 12 Perennial Flowers That Live the Longest

06/25/2021 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal It’s frustrating to design a new flowerbed around your favorite perennial flowers, like delphiniums, Shasta daisies, and pincushion flower, only to see them peter out after three or four years. Here you have a…

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Best Perennial Flowers for June and Beyond

06/04/2021 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal Can I still plant perennials in June? What is the longest blooming perennial? What flowers bloom all summer and come back every year? There are two types of flowers,  perennials, and annuals.  Annuals bloom…

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Flowers for Backyard Parties that Fight Back Insects

05/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants do not attract bugs? Flowers that don’t attract bugs. Do marigolds repel insects? Plants that repel bugs. What plants are good to keep mosquitoes and flies away? Insect repellent plants vegetable garden.…

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7 Flowers to Save Monarch Butterflies

05/07/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants and flowers do monarch butterflies prefer? What plants do monarch butterflies pollinate? Do Monarch butterflies like marigolds? Milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. How do you save a monarch butterfly from dying? Monarch…

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How to Grow Blanket Flower and Gaillardia

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The perfect mountain perennial with huge fiery flowers on a compact plant. She loves the heat and super drought hardy. You can count on this bloomer to show off all summer long in raised…

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How to Grow Columbine

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Song Bird Columbine This graceful beauty dances in the shade of the garden, holding it’s head high smiling back at you.   Few Plants stand so bright in the cooler parts of the garden.  This…

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Perennial Flowers that Show Off for Years

04/24/2020 Ken Davis

Enjoy Summer-Long Color With These Long-Blooming Favorites By Ken Lain, the mountain gardeners Beautiful spring days draw gardeners into their backyards for a soft launch away from isolation, cabin fever, and the joy of fresh air.  I am a flower…

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14 Plants with Really Big Blooms

09/06/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Some flowers are just bigger, brighter, and showier than others. In this issue, we have each of the four Prescott seasons covered for flowers that show off in late winter right through the end…

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